Yep, you might have seen this one before. Doesn't matter. Just thought I'd post it for all the people having turned veggie recently ánd currently trying desperately to convert everybody else as well... Mind you: personally I believe the world would be a better place if we all (in the western world, that is) ate a lot less meat. Here, at Moerestraat 54, we try to. But without spreading the green gospel too much. And vegetarian or not: it's just still a great ad.
BTW: I thought that my posting rate would go up during the summer vacation. It hasn't really, so far. I guess my subconscious is reminding me of the fact that vacation comes from the latin word 'vacare', which means something like 'to be empty'. I guess I'll just go along with it. I had, for example, thought of writing an entire essay on the doping affair surrounding the Tour de France, on how tragic it is for cycling, on how blind the public is at times, on how much we like to be blind and simply enjoy the sport, on how unfair it is that riders have stopped being treated as normal people and/or employees and can be found guilty without anything being proved beyond a reasonable doubt, on how, on the other hand, difficult times ask for difficult measures, ... And so on. But I have decided that there has already been enough said about it. And the weather is far too nice to sit behind a computer, anyway. So I'll just go cycling and enjoy the summer. I hope you can do the same! Oh, and before I forget: The Hip were great at Cactus, and Buffalo Tom was brilliant.
[via Adverblog, although I noticed some time ago that Coolzûr has the complete series]
Being a teenager was great. At least, in my memory it was. Exciting, ever-changing. At twelve I was still buying Michael Jackson singles and about a year later I bought my first LP. 'Too tough to die' by The Ramones... I guess my eternal sympathy for the Ramones made me buy Lotta this T-shirt some time ago:
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It was also the time (somewhere mid-eighties) I got into punk and new wave. The time of spiking your hair with gel, soap, eggs... well, anything you could find to keep it up I guess. The time of black boots and dito clothes. The time of swapping tapes and listening to them all night long. One those tapes there was obscure stuff like Bedtime for Bonzo and less obscure stuff like Crass and Dead Kennedys.
Today, swapping tapes no longer exists, I suppose. Now, there are easier ways of sharing music or (which wasn't possible in the eighties) video footage: through the Internet. So I guess I would happen to agree with Paul Lloyd Sargent at Messhall.org that sites like You Tube are the democratic, audiovisual memory of the US (and, by extension, the whole world if you ask me).
According to Marc, Goose is the band to keep an eye on in Belgium at the moment. Musically (or otherwise :-) ) I do not always agree with him, but this time I think he just might be spot on...
According to the bio, the band "and their new album are poised for big things in 2006. Formed in the summer of 2000 as an antidote to school leaver's malaise, they started gigging as an almost AC/DC covers band with very, very lengthy guitar solos... However, on their first visit to a studio they chanced upon and old synth and fell in love with it. Out went the excessive guitar solos and in came a new band member. A year of gigging later Goose won the Belgian National contest Humo Rock Rally. Later in 2002 they recorded their debut single 'Audience' with producer Teo Miller (Placebo - Nancy Boy). Follow up 'Good Times' spent 10 weeks in the Belgian charts. But it was when Coca Cola used 'Audience' for their TV adverts across Europe and the band played live at Popkomm in 2004 that word began to spread."
Goose signed up with Skint records earlier this year and can be seen performing live at Dour Festival and Boomtown in Belgium as well as Nottingham, Glasgwow, London and Liverpool...